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  • Scott Douglas

    A witty, sincere look at modern Christianity. American Christians are constantly bombarded by images and messages that claim to represent true Christianity. But learning how to argue against the latest liberal transgression, embracing the current Christian media darling, or even singing the right Christian music won’t translate into an unshakable, authentic belief in Jesus Christ as Savior. When Scott Douglas found that his own image of Jesus was based more on culture than on fact, he wanted more. Join his search for the 100% organic, additive-free Jesus as he gently pokes fun at the culture that has grown up around Christianity. Entertaining, historically informative, and...read more

  • Kenny Luck

    It’s time to wake the sleeping giant in our world, in our communities, in our churches, and in our homes. There’s a revolution brewing, a sleeping giant coming out of a long slumber. For years men have been sitting to the side, minding their own business, nursing their own wounds. But that time is reaching its end. Our wounds must surely be tended to, and our business must surely be minded. We are meant for greater things than these, and the world can no longer indulge our slumber. Justice demands a response to these troubling times. Righteousness demands a champion to counter a climate of moral relativism. God made us men; it’s time to act like it. Good men are in...read more

  • Jim Gash

    "The story is as emotional as it is thrilling, and it reads like a major film." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Jim Gash’s comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured that he and Henry, a Ugandan boy languishing in prison for two murders he didn’t commit, would never meet. Henry was losing hope and prayed for a sign from God. Halfway around the world, Jim listened to best-selling author of Love Does, Bob Goff, encourage lawyers to use their legal training to help imprisoned children in Africa. Jim felt an irresistible urge to respond to this call. Little did Henry know, his prayer had been answered.  Divine Collision...read more

  • Harry Kraus

    Domesticated Jesus. Or “DJ”. It’s a horrible name—but a name that accurately reflects what each of us has done in our own lives. “I can hear your protests,” says author Harry Kraus, “and believe me, they are my own. Jesus Christ cannot be domesticated! I’m talking about the way I make myself big. And in the process, I’ve domesticated the Almighty. Tamed him. Advised him. Put him in a box. Expected him to function like a divine vending machine. That sickens me. Shocks me. And it should.” All of us try to domesticate Jesus, too—in little things like doubt, anxiety, or fear about the future. We let him into our lives, but only...read more

  • Ted Kluck

    He traveled to South Korea to film an amazing rescue . . . his own. Brian Ivie was filled with compassion as he read a Los Angeles Times article about Pastor Lee’s solution to unwanted newborns in South Korea — a baby drop box.  Brian traveled halfway around the world to film the documentary The Drop Box. But God had even bigger plans. For in the midst of filming the plight of these abandoned and broken babies, Brian realized his own spiritual brokenness.  At its heart, this is a story of spiritual orphans — young and old — discovering their true identity as children of...read more

  • David Platt

    In the first devotional from David Platt, Follow Him equips and empowers you to bring people to know Jesus Christ through your life. To be a disciple of Jesus is to make disciples of Jesus. This has been true since the first century, when Jesus invited four men to follow him. More than searching for fish all over the Sea of Galilee, these men would spread the gospel all over the world. They would give their lives by not simply being disciples of Jesus, but by sacrificially making disciples of Jesus. And God’s design for twenty-first-century disciples is the same. Becoming a Christian involves responding to the gracious invitation of God in Christ....read more

  • Chris Hodges

    What if God has had a plan for you since the very beginning? The God of the universe has made you some big promises. He made them first in the Old Testament, but they remain at the core of his heart and have never changed. They’re the key to your fulfillment and to his plans for you, both in this life and the life to come. - God wants to rescue you from bondage. - He wants to deliver you from whatever holds you back. - He wants you to discover his original intention for your life. - And he wants you to be a part of a family that is making a difference. In the ancient celebration of Passover, we find a picture of God’s heart for us in the four cups of wine...read more

  • Chris Hodges

    Fresh air is about to sweep into your life. This powerful debut audio book from Chris Hodges will revive your spirit and show you how to be fueled by God like never before. Take a deep breath of fresh air... and experience what it means to live an "I get to" - not an "I've got to" - kind of life every...read more

  • Jack Countryman

    Do you want a passionate and powerful prayer life? If you know there is more to prayer than you are experiencing, this audio book is for you. God truly does hear you and is ready to respond when you call out to Him.  Whether your faith is new or mature, God Listens will bring comfort and reassurance as you talk to God and listen in an intimate, life-changing way. Best-selling author Jack Countryman will inspire and guide you through what the Bible says about prayer, prayer journaling, and listening to God. He also offers specific scripture-led prayers of protection, promises, forgiveness, patience, and...read more

  • Dean Merrill

    68 stories that will inspire you to bless a child's life. Do you remember that one moment (or maybe there were several) that changed your life when you were a child—and shaped part of who you are today? Does it bring a smile to your face? Tears to your eyes? A wistful gaze back through time? We all have those stories and we can all, now, make those stories happen! All it takes is one moment out of your busy day, and you can be that someone in the life of the very next child who comes across your path. It may be your own son or daughter. Or perhaps it’s the child down the street playing soccer. Or maybe it’s the one having a meltdown in the grocery store. Listen on for...read more

  • Todd G. Gongwer

    A captivating story that will help you find your purpose and leadership in life. Although he’s one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history, Steve Rocker, for the first time in his life, is falling short of expectations. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker’s motivational methods that have always worked before—and have resulted in his success—are now failing, and he doesn’t know why. Struggling to understand what’s happening, Coach seeks the counsel of one of his most successful friends, CEO Grant Steffin, who, while fighting his own...read more

  • Terry Felber

    A fantastic adventure of personal growth - set in 16th century Italy. Readers will meet and join young Julio, who is taken on a quest into adulthood - as his grandfather reveals mysterious family secrets.Woven through the story are 12 principles of success including:òWork Hard and God will Prosper YouòBe Meek Before God, but Bold Before MenòLive Debt-Free and Below Your MeansòSet Aside the First 10% to Honor GodThe Legend of the Monk and the Merchant will change the way you think about your career, wealth, and...read more

  • Travis Thrasher

    When Beth Thompson’s only son, James, goes missing in action in Afghanistan, she is left with her prayers, hopes, fears... and letters. Mother and son have been writing since boot camp. James writes of his struggle to become a confident soldier and of his concern for his young wife and their unborn child. Beth, like any mom, praises her son’s courage even as she frets for his safety. Even after James disappears, Beth is comforted by a daily ritual of writing him about her feelings, faith, and attempts to maintain a normal life when nothing is really normal but the waiting. Based on platinum-selling singer Mark Schultz’s hit song “Letters from War,” this...read more

  • Austin Gutwein

    God doesn't need your help. But He definitely wants it. Let’s face it. God is God, and there isn’t a single problem in the universe that He can’t solve. But the fact is, God gave each of us unique talents for a reason. When we offer up the gifts He’s given us, He will transform them into something bigger than we could have ever imagined. He might even work a miracle, like turning one lunch into a meal for 5,000 people. Or turning Austin Gutwein’s favorite hobby into an international AIDS relief organization. What gifts do you have to offer? Discover your gifts and see what plans God has for...read more

  • Stephen Arterburn

    Lose It for Life is a uniquely balanced program that not only deals with the physical issues of overeating but also focuses on the emotional, mental, and often-missed spiritual factors related to weight loss to help readers achieve permanent...read more

  • Ben Sciacca

    It's hard to talk about race and reconciliation. It helps to have a story we can all wrap our heads around... Jim fumbled for the door lock, but it was too late. Malik had jumped inside. Malik didn’t remember pulling the gun out of his waistband, but now it was pointed straight at Jim. “C’mon, man!” Malik yelled as he half-ducked under the dash. “They’re gonna kill me! Get us outta here!” So begins a night of tension, anxiety, and difficult conversations for Malik, a young black man from the inner city, and Jim, a middle-aged white man from the suburbs. Brought together by tragic circumstances, they must learn to trust each other...read more

  • Tim Stafford

    You believe God can still do miracles, but how do you know which stories are true? A blind man suddenly sees. A lame man gets up and walks. A little boy is raised from the dead. You believe the Biblical accounts that these miracles happened, but do you believe eyewitness reports that miracles still happen today? Between shady faith healers, weeping madonnas, and gimmicks like holy land water, it’s difficult—even foolish—to believe every miracle account we hear. So how do we discount the fakes without missing out on the real miracles in the process? Award-winning journalist Tim Stafford shares captivating stories of modern-day miracles, wrestling over what is credible and...read more

  • Ted McLyman

    Apexx Behavioral Solutions CEO Ted McLyman presents a compelling story about how behavior drives money decisions and that the common wisdom about personal finance is wrong. Building on over thirty-five years of experience as a leader, educator, financial advisor and business owner McLyman offers a refreshing new approach to money management. Money Makes Me Crazy: A Prescription for Money Sanity draws on his vast understanding of behavioral finance to explore why we continually make bad money choices. This audio book offers a light and entertaining account of how our human nature conspires against us when we make money...read more

  • J.D. Payne

    Today, the mission of the church faces more challenges than ever before. From poverty to globalization, and the increased presence of pornography in our day-to-day lives, today’s world is filled with pressures that challenge our faith. While the church does not have control over the issues facing each generation, her response to them is a matter of kingdom stewardship.In Pressure Points, J.D. Payne gets to the heart of twelve of the most important challenges we face today, raising awareness of realities that will influence the church for decades to come. J. D. helps us understand how we can prevent these global issues from pushing the church off her biblical moorings. Pressure...read more

  • Drew Moser

    Discerning a calling is a messy undertaking. You are already involved in many good things now, even as you are being called to many good things in your future. The good life?good work, good relationships, good citizenship, good faith?is to be enjoyed now and pursued on every horizon. We are living out the Kingdom of God even as we seek it. Ready or Not is a much-needed resource for young people on exploring the complexity of vocation in empowering, not prescriptive, ways. After exploring four foundational questions for emerging adulthood?Who is God? Who am I? How have I been shaped? What are my contexts??you will work through interactive chapters covering the contours of adulthood,...read more